Interview with Reid Harris, February 8, 2010

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Reid Walker Harris was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964 and served for six years. During this time he worked on achieving the independence of the legislature, and was the principal author of several laws concerning conservation of the coast lands, including the Georgia Surface Mining Act and the Coastal Marshland Protection Act. Harris served as head of the environmental section of Governor Jimmy Carter’s Goals for Georgia program and later as chairman of the governor’s State Environmental Council. Reid Harris discusses his time in legislature, his struggles with wetland legislation, and his work after retiring from public life.







Reid Harris and Bob Short, “Interview with Reid Harris, February 8, 2010,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 25, 2020,